Meet the CIRTL Fellows

The CIRTL Fellows facilitate the enhancement of teaching and learning in higher education, supporting staff and postgraduate students who teach. This role has a pedagogical and a research focus and ultimately harnesses opportunities for accredited and non-accredited CPD at UCC. CIRTL Fellows have a research profile in their own disciplinary fields and bring that strength to bear in the integration of research, teaching and learning.

Scope of role

  • Provide pedagogical inputs into the accredited programmes, postgraduate student modules and other staff, and student T&L activities. 
  • Supervise research projects, as appropriate.
  • Facilitate online discussion groups in support of the blended and online programmes.
  • Participate in Erasmus+ Capacity Building Projects on which CIRTL is a partner

CIRTL Fellows are required to meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a 1H Masters qualification relating to Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, or equivalent.
  • Have a research profile in their own disciplinary field.

CIRTL Fellows 2018/19

Dr Brian Butler, Disability Support Service, University College Cork.

Dr Robert Butler, Economics Department, University College Cork.

Dr Lawrence Dooley, Cork Business School, University College Cork.

Dr Serena Fitzgerald, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork.

Dr Roisin Kelly-Laubscher, School of Education, University College Cork. 

Dr Fiona MacLeod, School of Public Health, University College Cork. 

Dr Isobel Ní Riain, Nua-Ghaeilge, University College Cork. 

Dr Richeal Ni Riordain, Cork University Dental School and Hospital, University College Cork. 

Dr Niall O’Leary, School of Microbiology, University College Cork.

Dr Ger O'Keeffe, Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience, University College Cork. 

Dr Mark Rae, Phsyiology Department, University College Cork. 

Mr Dan Blackshields, School of Economics, University College Cork.

Ms Jackie Lysaght, International Kinesiology College, Australia. 

Dr Tracey Connolly, School of Education, University College Cork.

Dr Ciaran Dawson, Ionad na Gaeilge Labhartha, University College Cork.

Dr Declan Kennedy, School of Education, University College Cork.

Dr Jacinta McKeon, School of Education, University College Cork.

Dr Eleanor O'Sullivan, Cork University Dental School and Hospital, Cork University Hospital.

Professor Tony Ryan, Paediatrics & Child Health, University College Cork.

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